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The world encyclopedia of musical instruments

1st ed.
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This edition published in by Hermes House in London.

Written in English

256 pages

A comprehensive encyclopedia of musical instruments, covering all sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion, keyboard and the voice, as well as historical, rare and non-western instruments. An illustrated guide to instruments and their historical relatives, with specially commissioned photographs of all the modern instruments. Famous players, orchestras and concert halls, and the role of the composer and the conductor. A history of music-making, beginning with man's first discovery of music and its development in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, India, China and Japan, charting key turning points such as the invention of the bow and valves, and ending with the modern instruments of the twentieth century. Includes information on the evolution of the orchestra -- from medieval consorts, baroque and classical orchestras, through to the modern symphony orchestra we know today.

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The world encyclopedia of musical instruments
2002, Hermes House
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The world encyclopedia of musical instruments

1st ed.

This edition published in by Hermes House in London.


Edition Description

A comprehensive encyclopedia of musical instruments, covering all sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion, keyboard and the voice, as well as historical, rare and non-western instruments. An illustrated guide to instruments and their historical relatives, with specially commissioned photographs of all the modern instruments. Famous players, orchestras and concert halls, and the role of the composer and the conductor. A history of music-making, beginning with man's first discovery of music and its development in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, India, China and Japan, charting key turning points such as the invention of the bow and valves, and ending with the modern instruments of the twentieth century. Includes information on the evolution of the orchestra -- from medieval consorts, baroque and classical orchestras, through to the modern symphony orchestra we know today.

Table of Contents

History of music-making and the orchestra
Encyclopedia of musical instruments.

Edition Notes

Includes glossary and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
784.1909
Library of Congress
ML102.I5 W334 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
256 pages :
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26480187M
Internet Archive
worldencyclopedi0000wade_b6x3
ISBN 10
1843096951, 1843096943
ISBN 13
9781843096955, 9781843096948
OCLC/WorldCat
52389123

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